Looking Glass Creamery is must stop on the WNC (Western North Carolina) Cheese Trail. Jennifer and Andy Perkins opened the creamery in early 2009. Since then, they have won many awards and continue to expand their small farm. They handcraft a spectrum of cheeses, from fresh chevre to soft-ripened pasteurized varieties to hard, aged raw milk cheeses. For the past four years, Williams-Sonoma selected their cheeses to be the NC Collection in their catalog.
Their creamery cheeses are made from fresh cow milk. Chocolate Lab is their original washed-rind cheese rubbed with cacao nibs. Ridgeline is a buttery cheese with a subtle, nutty flavor. Also, try their Bear Wallow Alpine Style raw milk cheese and their Drovers Road cheddar. Their Carmoolita caramel sauce is a sweet treat.
Their Farm is about an hour's drive south near Columbus. Bring your walking shoes and wander the dirt roads on the farm, enjoy the views, and walk to the dairy. Peek through windows into the production room where they make cheese and into one of their aging underground cellars.
Farm & Store
115 Harmon Dairy Lane
Columbus, NC 28722
Open Thursday-Sunday 11 AM-5 PM
For more info, go to their website or call 828-222-0751